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DOTC: About Those Rathdrum Devil Worshippers …

re: a lengthy thread in which we discussed the rumored devil worshippers of old from Rathdrum.

I think I posted on this before but I worked as a detective at the KCSO in the mid-70's right in the heart of the Rathdrum devil worshiper’s era. The stories were wild and frequent about people being stopped by a human chain of hooded figures, often running them over like bowling pins as they “just barely got away”, and chains being slapped across people’s hoods as they drove by. Everybody seemed to know somebody that this had happened to but not ONE first hand report came into the Sheriff's Office on this. No bloody victims or perpetrators taken to the hospital beat up car hoods, broken windshields, etc. My personal theory has been that people (at least in some cases) saw the groups of Lady Fatima crusaders who would march down streets in dark robes, etc. and one assumption lead to another and an urban legend was born. I remember seeing some of these "parades" around CD'A and they would seem pretty unusual. They had houses all over the area that would serve as boarding type housing for many, many people. In fact, that's who I originally got Anchor House from on Gov't Way. This is the same group that eventually bought Mt. St. Michaels and so all of the houses went away.

Dan of the County

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.